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Old 11-22-2015, 08:52 PM   #121
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The day shade blocks about 95% of UV rays, so it keeps the sun (heat) out, but you can still see out. Also, it's difficult to see in during the day, so it gives one a little privacy, too.
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:52 PM   #122
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Thanks for the inspiration!

(posted in Little add-ons as well)

I just recently joined the forum. We purchased our '16 FR3 30DS @ the Pomona show this fall. Had to have some repairs done (yep, already!) and just got 'er home. Can't wait to start making some mods. So, needless to say, I'm in love with this thread. LOVE all the mods y'all have made and am incredibly inspired!

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The wife likes to decorate and I like to tinker, so here are a few of our little upgrades.
Hi, FPO1123. While scrolling through the pics on this thread, I noticed you and another '16 30DS owner had photos that included what looks like a stereo console or something similar on the side panel of the "broom closet", above your message board. I'm so curious, what is that? Ours didn't come with anything installed there, did y'all add that?

Top favorite mods we'll be making ourselves:
- Shelves to turn broom closet into pantry
- Shelf added to kitchen and bath cabinet
- Backsplash in kitchen and bath
- Dash support
- Sliding drawer/baskets in storage space under booth seat

I would LOVE to install the central vac! We'll have our two cats in tow, so that vac would be amazing. Definitely something I will explore further.

Sorry to ramble, but I have one more thing to share. I noticed a few people talking about and showing fixes for the bunk magnets (overcab or elsewhere). Our bunk dropped (just that little bit before the motor's req'd, thankfully) while we were driving our rig home from the dealer. Turns out the metal casing was too high and it didn't allow for complete and constant contact between magnets. We had the dealer fix it. They shaved the metal down and now it's super secure - as it should've been in the first place.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:19 PM   #123
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Hello stephB. My fr3 is a 2015 and what you see is the house stereo. The dash radio was a cheap single din radio cd player. I did take that out and installed a double din with GPS in the dash, it also has blue tooth and USB for our phones. Welcome to the fr3 world. When you get your coach set up you will really enjoy it.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:58 PM   #124
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We also wanted night stands so I built these.
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:36 PM   #125
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Hi there, I'll be picking up mine 2014 FR3 30DS this Friday, we are very exited and this forum is very helpful. I would definitely will take your ideas, we need W/D, the BBQ looks fantastic, and of course the additional A/C. We are from Homestead, FL and it gets really hot, not enough for a 13,500 A/C unit.

few questions for you guys;
what's the average mpg with and without a car behind

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Old 12-08-2015, 10:29 PM   #126
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Marine75: Your mileage will depend on how heavy your foot is (lol). Our 30DS averaged 8.1mpg towing our Honda CRV driving 65mph. Without was just under 9 (admittidly we drove closer to 70 w/o toad)


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We also wanted night stands so I built these.

Really like the side table on the bed right side. Did you construct it?


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Old 12-09-2015, 12:13 PM   #128
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Hello stephB. My fr3 is a 2015 and what you see is the house stereo. The dash radio was a cheap single din radio cd player. I did take that out and installed a double din with GPS in the dash, it also has blue tooth and USB for our phones. Welcome to the fr3 world. When you get your coach set up you will really enjoy it.
Thanks, fpo1123! I know we will!
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:36 PM   #129
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Fpo1123, where did you get your cup insets in the tables, that is exactly what I am looking for.
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Old 12-09-2015, 08:39 PM   #130
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Cup holders from amazon. They are just inserts that I used.
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